MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF THE KERN
KAWEAH CHAPTER OF SIERRA CLUB
FALL BANQUET PROGRAM NOV. 7 AT RICE BOWL
Outings chair Jim Nichols to o
er photos and stories about remote places in the Eastern Sierra
CHAPTER SUPPORTS CAMP KEEP AT MONTANO DE ORO PARK
If an evening filled with greatfriends and conversation, a hotsavory Chinese dinner, and alively, engaging program soundsappealing to you, make plans to join the chapter for the annual falldinner.This year, we will gather onSaturday, Nov. 7, for a six-courseChinese dinner (with twovegetarian entrees) at the RiceBowl restaurant, 1119 18
Street, Bakersfield. The socialhour begins at 5 p.m, with a no-host bar. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.,followed by announcements andprogram at 7:30 p.m. The cost of $17 per person includes acomplete dinner, tax, and tip.“Gems of the Eastern HighSierra and the High Desert” is ourprogram presented by ChapterOutings Chair Jim Nichols. Jimwill combine beautiful photos of scenic 4WD drive and hikingdestinations of the High MojaveDesert and the adjacent SierraNevada mountain range withSierra Club Outings information.Ever heard of Malpais Mesa,Haiwee Pass, or Jurassic Peak?Blackrock Wells, Lookout City, orColorful Canyon? Enjoy visitingthese splendid sites from thecomfort of your chair as Jim“leads” us to these remote,captivating places.The chapter is looking for newoutings leaders, so some of youwill be inspired to become leadersas you visit these places duringthe program.Reservations are a must, to bereceived no later than Thursday,Nov. 5. Please send checks only,and no walk-ins will be accepted.Questions? Call GeorgetteTheotig (661.822.4371). Again,please send a check (no cash,please) written out to: SIERRACLUB, KERN-KAWEAHCHAPTER, and mail it to:Georgette Theotig, P.O. Box 38,Tehachapi, CA, 93581. You mayuse the form on the back page of the
Please note: our reservationpolicy states that we cannot returnchecks if you do not attend thedinner. As always, our new 2010Sierra Club calendars will beavailable.
Banquet speaker Jim Nichols
Don’t miss this evening of livelySierra Club camaraderie and fun– we are sure you’ll have a greattime and maybe even get inspiredto become a chapter outingsleader! See you Nov. 7 at the RiceBowl!
—Chapter Chair Georgette Theotig
Recently the Kern-Kaweah Chapter donated $1000to support the KEEP Foundation. The Kern CountySuperintendent of Schools operates their KEEPprogram to promote environmental education. Theirmission promotes a greater respect for ourenvironment and provides non-advocacyenvironmental and scientific experiences for ouryouth. Presently the Kern Environmental EducationFund (KEEP) manages one outdoor camp inMontano de Oro State Park. Children who mightnever get to go to camp, are treated to a one week outdoor experience. Your chapter has made smallerdonations in the past, mostly to pay for one or two“camperships,” but this year the ExecutiveCommittee felt that a larger sum was needed due toour local economy ailing. Mineral King membersare looking into expending a similar sum forSCICON in Tulare County, which has the samemission.—Richard Louv